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The prestigious surname Dauphin comes from the majestic region of Dauphiné, in France. Dauphin is a topographic surname, a form of hereditary surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.

Dauphin Early Origins



The surname Dauphin was first found in Dauphine.

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Dauphin Spelling Variations


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Dauphin Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dauphin, Dauphinais, Dauphin, Delphin, Dalphin and many more.

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Dauphin Early History


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Dauphin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dauphin research. More information is included under the topic Early Dauphin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dauphin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dauphin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Charles-Claude Dauphin, who was a painter in Lorraine during the seventeenth century. His masters were his father, Olivier Dauphin, a painter and engraver, and Simon Vouet. He established himself in Italy and became court attaché to the duke of Savoy. Barthelemy-Victor Dauphin, born...

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dauphin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean Dauphin, who arrived in Virginia in 1700
  • Francois Dauphin, aged 32, arrived in Louisiana in 1719

Dauphin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Etienne Dauphin was married in 1665 in Quebec
  • Therese Dauphin was married in 1690 in Beauport, Quebec

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dauphin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dauphin (post 1700)



  • Claude Dauphin (1951-2015), French billionaire businessman, and executive chairman of Trafigura Beheer BV, his net wealth was estimated at $1 billion by Forbes in 2013
  • Charles Claude Dauphin, French painter of historical subjects and portraits
  • Claude Dauphin (1903-1978), French actor who appeared in more than 130 films between 1930 and 1978
  • Jacques-André Dauphin, French publicist and Cavalier of the Legion of honour and of Arts and of Letters in Paris
  • François Dauphin (b. 1953), former Canadian handball player
  • Claude Dauphin (b. 1953), Canadian lawyer and politician

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    10. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
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    The Dauphin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dauphin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 1 October 2015 at 14:55.

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